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Title: Development of Culture Technology to Support Restoration of Herring in Prince William Sound: Use of In Vitro Studies to Validate and Optimize Restoration Actions

Project Year and Number: 2008: 080821

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2009: 090821, 2007: 070821

Principal Investigator (PI): Tim Linley, MariCal

Assisting Personnel: Marlies Betka, Nate Bickford, Evelyn Brown, Caroline Cherry, Steven Craig, Brandon Delbos, Howard Ferren, Paul Hershberger, Takahiro Matsubara, Ewen McLean, Michael Schwarz

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: This proposal is specifically designed to maintain our previously established collaboration with the Japanese herring researchers and foster their further involvement to address critical questions regarding factors that may be limiting recovery of herring in Prince William Sound. Please note that the two Objectives we have proposed are focused on scientific topics that were encompassed by our original proposal and thus should not require any additional scientific or technical review.

Objective 1: Plan and coordinate travel for Dr. Takahiro Matsubara and an associate or designee to travel to Alaska to attend the Marine Science Symposium in January 2008, participate in an EVOS Trustee Council sponsored workshop on herring stock restoration, visit the fish culture facilities at the ASLC, the Seward Shellfish Hatchery and USGS Marrowstone Field Lab (Nordland, WA), tour potential stock restoration rearing and release sites in PWS (e.g. Tatitlik), and meet with scientists and interested parties involved in the Prince William Sound herring restoration effort.

Objective 2: Conduct an assessment (survey) of yolk proteins and products in female herring that affect gamete quality and potential larval recruitment during the spawning cycle in PWS during 2008


Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Prince William Sound
Species Fish - Herring
Fields of Expertise Bio-Energetics
Commercial fisheries
Management & Policy
Technological Methods Calorimetric Analysis
Tissue sampling/biopsy
Ecosystems Marine – Nearshore
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Distribution and abundance

Proposal: View PDF (50 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2008

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2008

Annual Report: 2008: View (146 KB)

Final Report: In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2009: 090821 View (PDF) 2009: Not Applicable
In Review Prior to Publication - For More Information Please Contact Us No datasets
2007: 070821 View (PDF) 2007: View (PDF)
View See Project 090821